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Circuit court primary elections set for Tuesday

While there are no statewide judicial races to attract voters this spring, Wisconsin will have six circuit court primaries Tuesday.

Four incumbent judges face potential elimination, including Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Nelson Phillips, who is challenged by Glendale attorney Christopher Lipscomb, of Lipscomb Law Offices, and Carolina Stark, administrative law judge with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development in Milwaukee.

The top two vote-getters in each primary will advance to the April 3 general election.

Tuesday’s contested races up for election:

•Dane County Circuit Court, Branch 11
Hon. Roger Allen (incumbent)
Ellen Berz – Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office, Madison
Frank Sullivan – Wisconsin Department of Justice, Madison

•Kenosha County Circuit Court, Branch 2
Hon. Jason Rossell (incumbent)
Ed Antaramian – City of Kenosha Attorney
David Berman – David R. Berman LLC, Kenosha
David Celebre – Celebre Law Offices, Kenosha
William Michel – Law Office of William P. Michel II, Kenosha

• Menominee-Shawano County Circuit Court, Branch 2
Hon. William Kussel Jr. (incumbent)
John Selsing – Selsing Law Office, Berlin
David Winter – Winter Law Office, Shawano

• Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 17
Hon. Nelson Phillips (incumbent)
Christopher Lipscomb – Lipscomb Law Offices, Glendale
Carolina Stark – Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Milwaukee

• Oneida County Circuit Court, Branch 2 (Vacant)
Michael Bloom – district attorney, Oneida County
John O’Melia – O’Melia, Schiek & McEldowney SC, Rhinelander
Tim Vocke  – Vocke ADR, Rhinelander

• Rock County Circuit Court, Branch 7 (Hon. James Welker filed notification of noncandidacy)
Tod Daniel – Tod O. Daniel Law Office, Janesville
Mike Haakenson – Haakenson & Haakenson, Janesville
Jack Hoag – Sedor & Hoag SC, Janesville
Barbara McCrory – family court commissioner, Jefferson County
Tom McDonald – McDonald Law Office SC, Janesville
Harry O’Leary – O’Leary Law Office, Janesville


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